The UK is in the top tier of the global aerospace industry, a position it owes in part to the expertise of smaller firms in the supply chain, such as Coventry’s Arrowsmith Engineering. Maddy White reports.
In a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Coventry you will find NP Aerospace, a defence company manufacturing bomb suits, armour plates, ballistic helmets and customised vehicles for the world’s armies and law enforcement agencies. Maddy White visited the site.
Innovation is often regarded as the most important driver for business growth, but what is the role of senior management in successfully achieving – and not preventing – scalable and sustainable innovation?
More than two-thirds (67%) of British consumers say they care more about the environmental impact of the goods they buy today, compared to five years ago, but they mainly feel it's the responsibility of manufacturers and producers to tackle the issue.
With economic uncertainty and unresolved Brexit issues on the horizon, it’s a troubling time for the UK’s aerospace industry. The Manufacturer sat down with Paul Everitt, chief executive of ADS, to discuss some of the key issues, and how we can choose the right path to ensure stability.
Making STEM careers accessible for everyone and busting the myths surrounding engineering and manufacturing jobs are long-standing issues for industry. We spoke to one female engineer tackling these challenges head on.
Each month, The Manufacturer explores a section of the latest Annual Manufacturing Report, which gauges the mood of leadership teams on issues such as Skills & Training, Government Policy & Industrial Strategy, and Finance & Investment. This month, we look at Growth & Exports.
There has been an increased emphasis on digitalisation within manufacturing. While some may see this as a means of reducing cost, Simon-Kucher believe the bigger profit opportunities will come from focusing on the topline (revenue side of the profit equation).